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New Year’s on a Boat!

Written by Boatsetter Team
January 4, 2018

Everybody loves the Holidays. But let’s face it. After a few days at home with the family for Christmas, you are ready for something a little more exciting. Instead of watching the ball drop on TV or heading to your local bar, why not shake it up with a little New Year’s boat party! There is no better way to ring in the New Year than from than sipping (or chugging) a little champagne on a yacht. Here are some tips to get your New Year’s plans together.

1) Do Your Research

Depending on where you live, there may already be a New Year’s boat party going on. These are usually pretty huge events put on by club promoters and usually feature a solid dj lineup and a few thousand people.

What’s great is all you have to do is buy tickets and if you get them early, you can usually get a pretty serious discount. If doing it up big is your style, then there is no better way to go than this!

2) Do It Yourself

If huge crowds aren’t your thing, why not do something a little smaller and charter a boat yourself. This is a much more intimate experience and allows you to create your own New Year’s experience. You can host a big party yourself on a large yacht or instead have a more intimate affair with just a few close friends. Either way you do it, you are sure to have a great time.

3) Find the Right Captain

This is where it can get a little bit difficult. Even great boat captains are just like the rest of us and probably want to take the night off to celebrate. This is where it is going to take a little additional reconnaissance and possibly cost you a little extra.

That said, your captain is worth his weight in gold because he is the one that can truly help you make this an unforgettable experience and help you sort all of the logistics from food and drinks to where you actually go to make sure that you have the best time possible!

4) Plan Early

Everybody does something for New Year’s so you really need to book ahead. For example, if you are trying to party in NYC for the big event, don’t go looking for Airbnb’s, the week before Christmas.

Start doing your research early and get your accommodations and any other bookings locked down by mid-November at the latest. Yeah, it’s not as flexible, but you will be much happier than if you end up paying $300 a night to stay in a janitor’s closet.

New Year’s is All About Something New

People tend to do the same thing every New Year’s. So why not experiment and try something unique. Head down to the Bahamas and enjoy a little warm weather during the winter months. Or create your own adventure. Whatever you do, just make sure you have fun!

One great way to really enjoy New Year’s would be having you own wine tasting on a boat. Read this short guide and you will be sipping in style on the high seas!

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